In addition to its 38 locally owned and operated locations across New Zealand and Fiji, Quest is set to open four new properties by the end of March 2023.

For 22 years, Quest has offered stylish, spacious, and well-appointed accommodation in locations designed specifically to meet the needs of extended-stay corporate and business travellers. 

As the largest and fastest growing hotel group in the country, Quest has 30 purpose-built properties in New Zealand to go with the eight that they took over currently in operation. 

The four new locations include:

  • Quest 256 Lambton, Wellington – opening August 2022
  • Quest Hastings – opening November 2022
  • Quest on Cambridge, Christchurch – opening March 2023
  • Quest Mt Maunganui – opening March 2023

Quest started with two properties, one in Auckland and one in Wellington. But Quest Parnell, which was first identified in 1996 and opened in 2003, was a real turning point.

It was the first purpose-built property where Quest worked with local developers to select the perfect location and amenities designed specifically to meet the needs of extended-stay corporate and business travellers. 

These needs were further enhanced with additional services such as breakfast packs being made available along with pantry shopping services and local restaurant orders billed directly to guest rooms. 

The competitive nature and high quality of the product made Quest properties an attractive offering for the SME business traveller, as well as the larger corporate and government departments.  

Quest has opened four properties since the pandemic started, with Palmerston North, Takapuna, Mt Eden and Queenstown all opening between August 2020 and November 2021. 

The Quest App launched in 2020 and adds a new dimension to the booking process, bringing booking speed and ease to the fore. With a strong partnership with Air New Zealand Airpoints, every booking via the app qualifies for Airpoints.

New functionality recently released in the Quest App includes the ability for a user to book a Hertz rental car at a competitive rate via an inbuilt discount code. 

The mobile key functionality being rolled out at select properties means the Quest App is becoming an integral part of a traveller’s toolkit.

Quest also recognises that a growing number of corporate car fleets are converting to EVs; companies such as Air New Zealand and Westpac are implementing such change. 

Based on this, Quest properties have been working with their energy management partner to develop a solution that is now in place at certain Quest locations and is a standard part of any new development. 

New properties are also being fitted with solar panels to generate sufficient electricity to power the Quest operation. 

It takes a team of committed and talented people to deliver outstanding performance and Quest is committed to investing in its personnel to allow them to be the best they can be. 

To support the sustainability of its team, Quest partnered with the hospitality industry training organisation ServiceIQ to launch The Quest Qualifications Programme. This offers team members the opportunity to upskill and gain recognised qualifications while on the job. 

It’s a move that means all 250 staff throughout the Quest New Zealand network, from new entrants through to experienced employees, can upskill and achieve qualifications compatible with their level of skill and expertise.

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Quest Apartments. For more information, visit https://www.questapartments.co.nz.

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